Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It's Time, Acrylic on Gallery wrapped canvas

It's Time,  8X8 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Painted on the sides  $88

I am heading to Denmark shortly so I will not be posting for the next month.

I look forward to many inspiring sites.

Happy Holidays.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Outer World

Outer World,mixed media on Stonehenge printing paper
9 1/2X11 1/4

I show it above lying on a matt black board. It could be displayed that way as it will be varnished.

Below I have a piece of paper that I painted white and cut out an 8x10 opening to give you an idea what it would look like matted and framed.  I like it both ways.

I am playing with a lot of acrylic shapes and techniques.  It's been a long time since I gave acrylic a good run so I thought I'd dig in and see what I could come up with.

I now have STACKS of cut out shapes and painted paper ready to use when I need.  Of course I never seem to have the exact color I need so into my color binders they go for future use.

Blessings for a Great Day.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Playtime, Watercolor on Rives BFK

Playtime, 9x11 watercolor on Rives BFK paper $100

I've been taking a break from the hot wax with the summer weather and wanting to work on something more immediate.  What I am doing is squirting watercolor or acrylic onto either an enamel surface or glass and then basically wiping the paper across the surface and seeing what kind of a start I can get.  I was hoping to be able to find a consist way of predicting where the color is going to go.  This part has proven unsuccessful.

From there I go back in with Inktense Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor paint and see how I can build from there.  The Rives paper is softer than the watercolor paper and is a lovely surface to work on.

The painting below shows the second to last stage of the painting before being finished.  I thought it needed more OOMPH. 

Here you see my Star.  My studio helper.  He has taken to following me to the studio and sleeping on the chair or the floor.  It likely has more to do with the fact that it is cooler there than in the house but it puts a smile in my heart when I look over and see him there.
He is a true blessing.

This is one of the scenes from the kayak.  Our place is around the corner.  The water is dead still and the rocks and reflections are a constant inspiration.

Blessings for a great day.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Burst Mixed media on watercolor paper

Burst, 8x10 acted mixed media on watercolor paper.  $100

This image was started intuitively using high flow acrylics,watercolor and paper soaked in acrylic paint.  I show it below in a mat and also framed in a standard 8x10 frame with glass.

I am currently preparing for two things.  One a trip to Denmark which will have me meet relatives that I do not know and the other is a studio tour that happens 2 weeks after I get home.  So, there is a lot going on.

I have done a series of these intuitive watercolor,mixed media painting along with some encaustic paintings to get ready for the show.  I will post a number of them in the next few days.

Happy Canada Day and 4th of July.